The fat burners category continues to be strong in 2017, although it has begun to stagnate a little due to a lack of new releases in 2016 and with more trainers looking towards pre workouts as their preferred category to get their stims. High concentration green tea drinks continues to perform well, especially with the likes of Tribeca Green Tea X50 and Body Science TX100. Overall though, the current range of fat burners remains fairly inert, but still plentiful. Whether your goal for 2017 is lose a little bit of weight or a lot, here’s our shortlist of the 10 best fat burners supplements of 2017
Still the best all rounder fat burner available, there’s really not much to say about the supplement that we haven’t already mentioned in previous years. If you’re new to fat burners, Oxyshred is simply the best supplement to start off with. It’s a comprehensive product that offers the right combination of thermogenic ingredients, metabolic enhancers and enough of an energy boost to get you through your period of fat loss without overstimulating you. Time and time again though, EHPLabs has remained effective even for those who have used fat burners for years. There’s just something magical about their formulation that seems to be able to kick stubborn fat to the kerb, no matter how long you’ve been training. With an incredible choice of 6 delicious flavours to choose from, Oxyshred remains on top as the number 1 fat burner of 2017.
Max’s T-Dex is the latest fat burner from the Australian supplements veteran and rockets up the list to take second spot. This is perhaps the company’s first real attempt at a dedicated fat burner supplement and they’ve hit the nail right on the head with a fantastic and comprehensive formulation. With 3 different complexes of ingredients, Max’s have included some of the absolute best in the industry including caffeine, cayenne, white willow extract, carnitine and beta phenylethylamine just to name a few. Together the formula helps to boost fat burning, focus and appetite suppression and get you lean in no time. They’ve packed a lot into one capsule and have created one of the best fat burners we’ve seen in a long time.
Body War’s Body Shred had a bit of a hiatus in 2016 while it was being reformulated before coming back full force with an incredible new formula. Body War has always produced some of the most potent products on the market and Body Shred is no different. Featuring a range of tried and true metabolism boosters, carb blockers, appetite suppressants and stimulants, Body Shred can be considered the slightly stronger cousin of Oxyshred, so its best utilised by trainers who have taken fat burners before. Perhaps one of the best things about Body Shred, as with all Body War supplements is its 100% transparent labelling, making it a breeze to compare and analyse its formulation with competitors. Overall though, if you’re after a thermogenic powerhouse, you can’t go wrong with Body War’s Body Shred.
Muscletech’s Hydroxycut Hardcore Next Gen came out early 2016 and has proved to be an extremely popular fat burner and one that has overtaken Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite as the company's capsule based fat burner of choice. Next Gen utilises a very similar core ingredients list, helping to suppress appetite, boost metabolism, and support attention and focus. However, the added components such as skullcap, ginger and green tea offer stronger effects in terms of mood elevation and recovery support. The Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite is still an incredible supplement, but the Next Gen version is just that little bit better and is our choice for fourth best fat burner of 2017.
BPM Labs was fairly quiet in 2016, only releasing “Black Label” versions of some of their more popular supplements. One such supplement was their fat burner Annihilate. The original was an incredibly strong fat burner, and the Black Label improves on it slightly thanks to stronger stimulant component. Besides that, there’s a disappointing amount of difference between the regular and the Black Label Annihilate, but they are both two of the strongest fat burners on the market today. BPM Labs other fat burner LipoRush is less potent, but contains some extra ingredients to boost mental performance, which can be limited whilst trying to lose weight.
After a lengthy absence from the Australian market due to formulation issues, Universal Nutrition’s Animal Cuts is back and easily makes it into our list. While it’s changed a bit since it was last available, it’s still retains the essence of what made the original so good. Featuring a range of mood enhancers, metabolism boosting agents, appetite suppressants, diuretics and energy support ingredients, Animal Cuts tackles fat and weight loss comprehensively and addresses a wide range of factors that may make it difficult for you to shed stubborn kilos. While the multiple tablets can be a bit of a hassle so some trainers, if you’re after results, then you can’t go past Universal Animal Cuts.
Platinum Labs Optiburn Amped has unfortunately dropped two spots this year, mainly due to strong competition from some competitors, but it is still a fat burner that packs a decent punch. The formula hasn’t changed since 2016, so still offers a transparently labelled powerhouse of some of the most validated fat loss ingredients around including caffeine, acetyl l-carnitine, green coffee extract, green tea extract, CLA and synephrine just to name a few. It’s great to see another Aussie contender on the list and like a few of its competitors, is geared more towards trainers who like their fat loss supplements on the stronger side.
PES Alphamine Advanced is one of the stronger fat burners around and doesn’t kid around in the stimulant department. Offering a smooth and sustained metabolism boost throughout the day, Alphamine Advanced also doubles as a pre workout supplement thanks to its ability to improve energy, focus and motivation levels. Remember that this fat burner is on the stronger side so make sure to start on a lower dose to assess your own tolerance. If you want a supplement to support performance in the gym as well as fat burning, look no further than PES Alphamine Advanced.
As the oldest formula in this list, Beast Sports 2 Shredded remains on this list thanks its solid list of ingredients, which work remarkably well with each other. As fat loss formulations go, 2 Shredded offers a comprehensive mix of fat burning, appetite suppressing and energy boosting ingredients, not to mention a few diuretic components thrown in as well. What makes Beast 2 Shredded truly great however is its inclusion of pre workout ingredients such as beta-alanine and cAMP to help support endurance and workout capacity. Beast products aren’t known for their great tastes, but they are known for their effectiveness, and 2 Shredded is definitely a supplement that can support those after a leaner, more ripped physique.
Maxine’s is one of the best female supplement brands in Australia and New Zealand, and one could argue, one of the best in the world. Having been around for over a decade, they are a company who know what women want and cater to more than just trainers, but rather the everyday female. 2016 was a formidable year for Maxine’s, which culminated with the release of their hotly anticipated Skinny Pills. And thank goodness they spent time perfecting the formula before releasing it. Combining three fantastic complexes of ingredients tackling fat burning and metabolism, energy levels as well as focus and mental clarity, Maxine’s Skinny Pills are the ultimate way to fast track your weight loss goals. For an even bigger boost to fat burning, try taking the Skinny Pills in conjunction with XT Burn as a fat burner/pre workout combo.
Notable Fat Burners of 2017
With so many fat burners on the market, it’s never easy picking just 10 to fit into the list. Here are some which could easily have been included:
- BSc Hydroxy Shred - High energy fat burner which also supports focus.
- Tribeca Green Tea X50 – One of the most popular fat loss support supplements around, its lack of ingredients unfortunately rules it out as being a true ‘fat burner’. However it stacks incredibly well with any of the above choices.
- Pharmafreak Ripped Freak – Another popular capsule based fat burner that combines well with Ripped Freak Diuretic as a way to help with the shredding process.
- Gen-Tec Ultimate Thermogenic Fuel – A hardcore pre workout/fat burner hybrid which will help boost training capacity whilst ramping up thermogenesis to assist with fat loss.
- Pro Supps DNPX & Vexxum
- Blackstone Labs Cobra P6
Losing weight and stubborn fat stores isn’t easy, so why make it harder for yourself than it already is? Go ahead and pick a fat burner from our above list and make 2017 your most shredded year yet!